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Title: Types of Amnesia


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Types of Amnesia
  • Physiologically triggered
  • Brain lesions (permanent or temporary) or
  • Altered brain functions ( red out phenomenon,
    drugs, etc.)
  • Recuperation within 3-6 months
  • partial depending on severity
  • Material loss will never be retrieved
  • Memories not perceived or not encoded
  • Presence of both retrograde and anterograde
    amnesias

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Types of Amnesia
  • Retrograde amnesia before the event
  • Anterograde amnesia after the event

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Psychogenic, dissociative, psychological
amnesia? amnesia triggered by trauma not
affecting the brain, generally psychological in
nature Presence of retrograde aspect only
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